Content

Unit content includes: learning the particularities of Hebrew grammar and syntax and biblical vocabulary with a view to being able to read and translate elementary Hebrew sentences into English. The unit covers just over half the material in the set text, whereupon Hebrew 2 focuses on the remaining material.

Unit code: AL1001L

Unit status: Approved (Major revision)

Points: 18.0

Unit level: Undergraduate Level 1

Unit discipline: Languages

Proposing College: Australian Lutheran College

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Learning outcomes

1.

Identify the basic vocabulary of biblical Hebrew

2.

Operate with the rudiments of Hebrew grammar and syntax

3.

Translate simple verses from the Hebrew Bible

Unit sequence

Course relationship: A level 1 unit in undergraduate theology and ministry courses

Pedagogy

Face-to-face instruction; regular testing of vocabulary, parsing, Hebrew grammar, and translation skills; peer group work in class and after hours.

Indicative Bibliography

  • Bartelt, Andrew H., and Andrew E. Steinmann. Fundamental Biblical Hebrew, Fundamental Biblical Aramaic. St Louis, MO: Concordia Publishing House, 2004.
  • ———. Workbook and supplementary exercises for Fundamental biblical Hebrew and Fundamental biblical Aramaic. St Louis, MO: Concordia Publishing House, 2003.
  • Brown, Francis, Samuel Rolles Driver, and Charles Augustus Briggs. The Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew and English Lexicon: with an appendix containing the Biblical Aramaic. Peabody, MA: Hendrickson, 1996.
  • Elliger, Karl, and Wilhelm Rudolph, eds. Biblia Hebraica Stuttgartensia. 5th rev ed. Stuttgart, Germany: Deutsche Bibelgesellschaft, 1997.
  • Holladay, William L. A concise Hebrew and Aramaic lexicon of the Old Testament. 14th corrected impression. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 1998.
  • Kohlenberger, John R. The Hebrew English concordance to the Old Testament: with the new international version. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 1998.

Assessment

Type Description Word count Weight (%)
Short Answer Tests

A series of individual chapter and cumulative tests

3100 80.0
Learning Resource

Homework exercises

900 20.0
Approvals

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by Maggie Kappelhoff on 4 Oct, 2020

Unit record last updated: 2021-06-07 08:43:51 +1000